Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Kodak, TN to host the Knoxville Junior Challenge at the beautiful River Islands Golf Club. The players battled through a fair day on Saturday, into a very windy Sunday round. All of the junior golfers fought very hard throughout the weekend, and certainly enjoyed their experience playing at River Islands Golf Club. The HJGT would like to thank the amazing staff of the River Islands Golf Club for their hospitality and ensuring excellent conditions for the field of play.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club

Taylor Bismarck of Sevierville, TN is the Boys 16-18 champion. Bismarck solidified the victory in his division carding a 77 on Saturday and 76 on Sunday for a two-day total of 153. Chance Taylor of Gate City, VA finished in 2nd with a two-day total of 154 (78-76). Zach Steward took 3rd with a two-day total of 157 (80-77). The players had a great time competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country.

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club

Reece Britt of Maryville, TN is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. He shot a nice 76 on Saturday and a very good 78 through tough Sunday conditions to score a total of 154. Jack Tickle of Bristol, TN and Aj Shaffer of Horse Shoe, NC tied for 2nd place with a 2 day total 156. This division had great competition and each player can walk away proud of their effort.

Ernie Els 11-13

Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club

Will Jones of Alpharetta, GA is the Boys 11-13 champion. Jones played very well throughout the weekend, shooting scores of 79 and 82 for a total of 161. Will worked very hard this weekend, and his scores certainly show it.

Top 3 Leaders:

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club

Kennedy Noe of Knoxville, TN is the Girls 14-18 champion. Noe had an 85 on Saturday and followed that up with a 82 on Sunday for a two-day total of 167. Finishing in 2nd from Gallatin,TN was Ali McCarthy who posted rounds of 83 and 89 to finish with a total of 172. Peyton Schaffer of Lexington, KY and Ainsley Simms of Maryville, TN ended up tying for 3rd place with 2-day total of 176. The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition down the stretch.

Justin Rose Girls U13

Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club
Top 3 Leaders:
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Boys 10 Under

Knoxville Junior Challenge at River Islands Golf Club
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Weather

Round 1.
High 79, Low 54. Partly Cloudy, Wind 10-20 Mph
Round 2.
High 79, Low 54. Partly Cloudy, Wind 10-20 Mph

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6,699
Boys 14-15:
6,699
Girls 14-18:
5,730
Boys 11-13:
5,730
Girls 13U:
Boys 10U:

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.

For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (407) 614-2962, or email info@hjgt.org.

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